|2009's Extreme Poaching Cases|
Posted by DFG on February 16, 2010 at 18:18:13:|
California Department of Fish and Game News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 11, 2010
A Look Back on 2009's Extreme Poaching Cases and Dangerous Encounters
For California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens, 2009 was a busy year of investigating and cracking down on poaching-for-profit cases. Many involved repeat poaching offenders who were apparently undeterred by prior convictions and the related sentences.
Other dangerous law enforcement encounters involved high-speed chases, physical restraint of dangerous suspects and apprehension of a murder suspect.
"Fish and Game wardens do much more than check fishing licenses … they put their lives at risk every day to protect California's citizens and natural resources," said Nancy Foley, Chief of DFG's Law Enforcement Division. "Our game wardens are expertly trained to investigate complex wildlife crimes, arrest suspects and ultimately protect the resources that belong to all Californians. Although the vast majority of California's hunters and anglers are law-abiding and respectful of our resources, these repeat poachers and other criminals pose a constant challenge to our investigators."
From deer poachers in the Sierra foothills to repeat offenders who poach endangered black abalone to sell for profit, 2009 included many difficult cases that required wardens to confront suspects with little or no backup. Some of the more dangerous cases included the following:
In the fall of 2009, Fish and Game added 15 wardens from the 2009 Warden Academy to the field. The 2010 Warden Academy is currently under way with 42 new warden cadets. If successful, they will enter a three-month field training program in September 2010.
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